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There are 6 ways to get from Charlotte to Roanoke by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 22m

  1. Take the train from Charlotte Amtrak Station to Lynchburg Amtrak Station Crescent
  2. Take the train from Lynchburg Amtrak Station to Roanoke Amtrak Northeast Regional

$107 - $291

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Train, bus  •  7h 39m

  1. Take the train from Charlotte Amtrak Station to Lynchburg Amtrak Station Crescent
  2. Take the bus from Lynchburg to Roanoke Civic Center The Smart Way Connector Bus

$43 - $116

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Drive  •  3h 20m

  1. Drive from Charlotte to Roanoke 197.9 miles

$19 - $28

Fly to Roanoke  •  3h 56m

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Roanoke (ROA) CLT - ROA

$153 - $406

Fly to Lynchburg, train  •  6h 29m

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Lynchburg (LYH) CLT - LYH
  2. Take the train from Lynchburg Amtrak Station to Roanoke Amtrak

$369 - $594

Fly to Charlottesville, train  •  6h 17m

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Charlottesville (CHO) CLT - CHO
  2. Take the train from Charlottesville Amtrak Station to Roanoke Amtrak

$282 - $612

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The cheapest way to get from Charlotte to Roanoke is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Charlotte to Roanoke is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Charlotte station to Roanoke. However, there are services departing from Charlotte Amtrak Station and arriving at Roanoke Amtrak via Lynchburg Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 22m.

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The distance between Charlotte and Roanoke is 151 miles. The road distance is 197.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Charlotte to Roanoke without a car is to train which takes 6h 22m and costs $100 - $300.

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It takes approximately 6h 22m to get from Charlotte to Roanoke, including transfers.

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Charlotte to Roanoke train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Charlotte Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Charlotte to Roanoke is to train which takes 6h 22m and costs $100 - $300. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $150 - $410 and takes 3h 56m.

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The quickest flight from Charlotte Airport to Roanoke Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 6m.

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Charlotte to Roanoke train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at Roanoke Amtrak station.

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Map of how to get from Charlotte to Roanoke.
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  • Distance: 150.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 22m

What companies run services between Charlotte, NC, USA and Roanoke, VA, USA?

You can take a train from Charlotte to Roanoke via Lynchburg Amtrak Station in around 6h 22m. Alternatively, American Airlines flies from Charlotte to Roanoke every 4 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlotte to Roanoke
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $400
Flights from Charlotte to Lynchburg
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Charlotte to Charlottesville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charlotte Amtrak Station to Lynchburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Room
$200 - $280
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lynchburg Amtrak Station to Roanoke Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$100 - $190
Train from Charlottesville Amtrak Station to Roanoke Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Bus operators
Valley Metro Roanoke
Phone
+1 540-982-0305
Website
valleymetro.com
Bus from Lynchburg to Roanoke Civic Center
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
valleymetro.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Charlotte to Roanoke is 198 miles. It takes approximately 3h 20m to drive from Charlotte to Roanoke.

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American Airlines offers flights from Charlotte Airport to Roanoke Airport.

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There are 55+ hotels available in Roanoke. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Charlotte to Charlotte Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 25m and costs $3.

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